I Went Swimming In The Ocean Today!

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scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 19:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I went swimming in the ocean yesterday - if jumping in the water for 30 seconds and dunking my head under counts as swimming.

o. nate (onate), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 19:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

There's this ocean I see.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 19:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

This thread makes me think of Buster Bluth.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 19:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

haha

http://coneofignorance.dyndns.org/images/arrested_quiz/buster.jpg

i want to go swimming in the ocean this much + more

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 20:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that is: this much: (------------------------------------------------------------------------) + more

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 20:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You're the captain of your soul and that's what counts. Know what I mean?

gear (gear), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 20:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Over the weekend people were swimming in Lake Michigan. I am certain that this can't be much more fun than a Polar Bear event in the lake.

dissonance in the divine accord (unclejessjess), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 22:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

ihttp://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/michigan/m4.gif

jim wentworth (wench), Wednesday, 31 May 2006 02:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

twelve years pass...

http://www.coldwatersafety.org/images/CWS_thermometer.png

this seems a little extreme, below 70 is "dangerous cold".

its 54 out there in the ocean today

anvil, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 09:35 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah you're not going to get hypothermia in 35c water, also it's subjective of course but +30c air feels more than warm - maybe this is for disgusting planet killing savages who have their thermostats cranked to 25c/77f.

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 10:34 (one week ago) Permalink

to me a stat is just that superfluous extra heating control switch that has been cranked to 30c forever. Going into the sea and rivers without a wet-suit seems like madness. I was getting cramps and severe shudders going waist deep at Newquay during a heatwave, I don't know how people do it.

calzino, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 10:57 (one week ago) Permalink

see ye at keel beach on stephens day lads

puppy bash (darraghmac), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 11:19 (one week ago) Permalink

once you get your shoulders under it's fiiiiine.

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 11:38 (one week ago) Permalink

after she was coaxed into it by a friend, my wife has started going sea swimming most mornings, partly cos of the social side of it and partly cos she's hoping the cold temperatures will have a beneficial effect on her MS, but mostly cos of the thrill she's getting from it. personally i think she's nuts (could possibly tolerate the cold and the wet, but the fucking pebbles are a complete deal breaker), but she always come back so exhilarated, just absolutely buzzing from it

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 11:56 (one week ago) Permalink

where is your sea?

just wear old trainers no?

anvil, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 12:11 (one week ago) Permalink

it's the murky waters of the english channel. i guess i could wear shoes, but then i'd have to think of another excuse for not doing it

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 12:23 (one week ago) Permalink

It was cold. but the bigger problem was it was quite rough, big waves. I didn't feel comfortable with the combination and got myself subbed off

anvil, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 13:25 (one week ago) Permalink

if we have larger waves here, they can sometimes shape the beach so it enters the water at quite a steep angle. no problem getting in though it gets deep quite quickly, but climbing back out again feels pretty desperate to me

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 13:33 (one week ago) Permalink

mostly cos of the thrill she's getting from it. personally i think she's nuts (could possibly tolerate the cold and the wet, but the fucking pebbles are a complete deal breaker), but she always come back so exhilarated, just absolutely buzzing from it

swimming in cold water is really exhilarating, it's so hard to get in at first but coming out i feel truly alive. there is a schvitz in town where they have a sauna/steam room on one side and a cold pool (supposedly 40f) on the other, it is the most exhilarating feeling going between the two, the cold pool is an essential part of the experience

marcos, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 14:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Going into the sea and rivers without a wet-suit seems like madness.

pictured: a mental asylum

https://www.abc.net.au/news/image/5197452-16x9-940x529.jpg

sans lep (sic), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 19:47 (one week ago) Permalink

would estimate < 10% of those people are going to get any part of their body wet.

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 08:50 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm going to have another go at this today

anvil, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 09:08 (one week ago) Permalink

xpost: this is not my experience of that particular beach

sans lep (sic), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 09:10 (one week ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/dDqIhIB.jpg

nb this is v much my experience of this particular beach

puppy bash (darraghmac), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 09:23 (one week ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/dDqIhIB.jpg

puppy bash (darraghmac), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 09:24 (one week ago) Permalink

see, 100% of those people are getting wet

sans lep (sic), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 09:50 (one week ago) Permalink

that crowded beach pic actually looks like an oppressive and bad use of terra firma to me, if there was about 99% less ppl there it might work for me - but otherwise it looks like a detail from a Bosch hellscape.

calzino, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 10:22 (one week ago) Permalink


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